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Approximately 3 Hours
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Since the days of the Vikings, Norwegians have been intrepid explorers, wandering all over the globe in search of new discoveries. Today, you'll connect with the spirit of the Norwegian explorers through the ages at three of Norway's most fascinating museums.
Travel to Bygdøy, passing some of Oslo's landmarks along the way, including City Hall, the National Theatre and the Royal Residence. Bygdøy, once the King's private property, is now partly a museum area.
Visit the Maritime Museum is famous for its 9th-century Viking boat from the largest of the Gokstad Viking Ship Findings. Also on display is a wide range of Norwegian maritime cultural heritage items, including the country's oldest vessel, believed to be 2,200 years old.
The Kon-Tiki Museum houses original boats from Thor Heyerdahl's world-famous expeditions -- the Ra II and the Kon-Tiki. There are numerous artifacts and a comprehensive exhibit about Easter Island. The underwater display contains a life-size 33-foot whale shark.
At the Fram Museum, learn about the history of the polar explorers, including Nansen's journey across the polar ocean, Sverdrup's expedition to Greenland, and Amundsen's journey to the South Pole. There are exhibits displaying animals from the polar regions and the world's most famous polar ship -- the Fram -- built in 1892. The Fram is in its original condition, with its interior and objects perfectly preserved.
The Fram ship is not wheelchair accessible. Souvenir shops at the museums allow for a brief amount of shopping. Use of an audio headset (included) will enhance your tour experience.